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STUCO sweetens finals cramming

STUCO sweetens finals cramming

Maddy McClure, reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The past three years Student Council (STUCO) has been holding an event called Cookies, Cocoa, and Cramming for students to relax with their friends, while studying for finals. This year STUCO will host this event again on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 2:30-4p.m. in the cafeteria. “I think that most students...

Students exercise first amendment

Students exercise first amendment

Kyle Genthon, reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

For years, students have stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. At OHS, students stand and recite the pledge at the beginning of the first day of the week. Or do they? Some are not standing and many do not recite the pledge. Are they protesting an event? Are they against the pledge? Is it something...

3D Art stitches gifts for daycare children

3D Art stitches gifts for daycare children

Kyle Genthon, reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Dreams really do come true, especially if you have Ms. Alexandra Heyl as a 3D art teacher. Her and her first block 3D art foundations class stitched together fabric into stuffed animals for the children at Planet Child Care. This isn’t her first time doing this, either. Having previously done this...

Six band students make All-Suburban

Six band students make All-Suburban

Taylor Zapf and Max Rodenbeck

November 15, 2017


Filed under Channel 97 News, Features, Top Stories

After completing a riveting marching season, several OHS band members still exceeded their limits by auditioning for the Missouri All-Suburban Honor Band on Monday, Nov. 6. The Missouri All-Suburban Honor Band is a musical ensemble made up of the best musicians in the area. It was a long day for over...

OHS teachers combat cell phone addiction

OHS teachers combat cell phone addiction

Preston Ocello, reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Cell phones, almost everyone owns one, and they’re our most dependent forms of communication. Individuals would even suggest that we are addicted to them, especially high school students. Students using their phones during class has been a growing problem. Teachers are ready to combat this situation...

Sophomore snuggles with snakes

Sophomore snuggles with snakes

Nicole Neher, editor in chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Many students have dogs or cats for pets, but Lauren Boitano (10) prefers animals that are a bit more unique. In March 2017, Boitano adopted her first reptile--a bearded dragon named Jim. Since then, she has taken in six more reptiles, including a red iguana, a crested gecko, several pythons, an...

STL CAPS Program engages students in career oriented opportunities

STL CAPS Program engages students in career oriented opportunities

Maddy McClure, reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

OHS has recently been focused on providing the opportunity for students to get a head start on their future. Several OHS students are involved in the St. Louis Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program, which allows high school students to fast forward into their future by solving real...

Speech and debate kicks off season

Speech and debate kicks off season

Tad Bast, reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

There isn’t any arguing, Oakville’s Speech and Debate team is back for another season, and they have their eyes set on the prize. The speech and debate team went to its first competition of the season at Parkway West on Oct. 20. In congressional debate, Preethi Tumati (12) finished in sixth place...

Artistic talent rings A-Bell

Artistic talent rings A-Bell

Sophia Indelicato, reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Channel 97 News, Features, Top Stories

From digital drawings to creating video games, Aaron Bell (12) has an exceptional talent for the electronic arts. Bell started drawing in October of his sophomore year. He began by taking pictures from the internet and copying them, until he became good enough to make his own. “I always liked drawing,”...

Marching Tigers soar through sucessful season

Marching Tigers soar through sucessful season

Christina Meier, reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The long days in the heat, performances under the stadium lights, and all the turf in the shoes came to an end as the OHS marching tigers wrapped up their season on a high note. At the sixth and final competition of the season, the band swept every award at the Seckman High School Jaguar Pride Invitational...

STUCO implements new app

STUCO implements new app

Tad Bast, reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

It’s been a subject of rumor and student body president speeches for years, but the time has finally come — OHS Student Council has its own app. The new app seeks to get rid of StuCo’s usual method of bookkeeping by allowing members to accrue their required points right on their cell phones....

OHS welcomes two new political clubs

OHS welcomes two new political clubs

Tad Bast, reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Two new political clubs have been started this year. Civics Club is a revitalization of the Political Science Club, which changed its name after some complications last year. The Young Republicans Club is a totally new club which was recently approved and hopes to have its first meeting soon. The...

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